February Book Haul

Shortest month of the year means shortest book haul of the year, right? Seriously, though, this is probably the shortest book haul I’ve published on this blog. In February, I tried a new thing: instead of buying a ton of discount books, I just bought a few new releases I was interested in. You know, like someone who doesn’t hoard books like a dragon. Here are the books I acquired in February:

A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum. This was by Book of the Month pick for last month, and I’m really excited about this one! Not only have I heard great things about it, I’m particularly looking forward to read a book with a Palestinian American main character, because I’m half Palestinian myself (my dad emigrated to the US in the 70s).

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James. I was immediately sold when I heard the pitch “African Game of Thrones“. Obviously, I needed to pick this up immediately. I made it through about fifty pages before I decided to save this one for when I’m more in the mood. The story is intriguing, but the writing is kind of difficult to get through. It’s currently on hold, but I am planning on picking it back up eventually.

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas. I loved The Hate U Give, so, naturally, I needed to grab this one. I haven’t been in the mood for it yet, but as soon as I am, I’ll be picking it up.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. I have yet to read a Samantha Shannon novel, but they hype got me. And I’m actually really looking forward to reading this one. I was planning on picking it up last weekend, but I somehow managed to injure my wrist, and holding up this massive book was actually painful. #BookwormProblems, right?


That’s it for February! I know, I have no idea who I am anymore. March’s haul might not be as massive as it usually is, but I think it’s safe to say I’ll be more than four books.

What books did you add to your library in February?

8 thoughts on “February Book Haul

  1. Looks like some great books! I am totally the type of person to buy a whole bunch of used books, but I like the idea of changing it up every once in a while and buying just a few new releases that I’m really excited for. It kind of pains me to pay full-price for books, but then if I look at what I’m spending in total, it could even out. Plus then I could support some of my favorite authors on their new releases!

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  2. From one book dragon to another, I know the pain of realising you hoard books rather than just buy the ones you really, REALLY need! 😛

    Speaking of, I pre-ordered The Priory of the Orange Tree so I could get a signed and personalised copy to match the other Samantha Shannon books I got her to sign for me at YALC. It’s super heavy though, so I know what you mean, I actually struggle to read it unless I have my knees tucked up towards my chest and I rest the book against my legs. The things we do for big books…

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  3. These all sound so amazing. I think I’ll listen to the audiobook of On the Come Up by Angie Thomas soon, because I really enjoyed doing that with The Hate U Give. Thanks for reminding me to buy a copy of Black Leopard, Red Wolf as well. I’m looking forward to reading that one, especially since I’m currently rereading Game of Thrones. Happy reading!

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